Friday, April 17, 2015

Video Tutorial: Bleached Butterfly Technique


Dana has made a fantastic video tutorial to show you just how easy it is to create this stunning card! 

She uses these Crafter's Companion US supplies:



 And here her is her six-minute video:

   

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tutorial: Shutter Card


Gini has created an easy-to-follow tutorial for this gorgeous shutter card!

Crafter's Companion US supplies:



Directions:


1. Cut construction cardstock 6” x 15”.


2. Using the Big Score, score and cut as marked above.


3. Fold the scores as shown.

4. Cut multiple mats for each section of the card:
5 ¾” x 1 ¾” (two for front, two for back)
2 ¾” x 3 ¾” (two for front, two for back)
4 ¾” x 3 ¾” (one for front, one for back)
¾” x 2 ¾” (six for front, six for back)
¾” x ¾” (eight for front, eight for back)

5. Adhere the mats to the card base, using double sided tape.

6. Cut the panels for each mat:
5 ½” x 1 ½” (two for front, two for back)
2 ½” x 3 ½” (two for front, two for back)
4 ½” x 3 ½” (one for front, one for back)
½” x 2 ½” (six for front, six for back)


7. Emboss the panels using the Hessian embossing folder. Adhere to card.


8. Die cut the flowers and leaves. Shape with stylus. Adhere to card.

9.Stamp the sentiment. Mat with matching cardstock and adhere to center panel.

10. Finish card with pearls and ribbons as shown.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Tutorial: Springtime Gable Box


Wendy made a gorgeous gable box, perfect for sharing treats and gifts with friends this spring! See how she did it in this wonderful tutorial.

 Crafter's Companion US supplies:



Directions:


Step 1: Spray Sweet Things board with Stick & Spray. Position cardstock over gable box design and emboss.


Step 2: After embossing two gable box designs, cut out.


Step 3: Trim patterned paper to fit sides. Mat with white cardstock and adhere to box sides.


Step 4: Die cut Cottage Lace four times. Trim edges to fit box sides.


Step 5: Stamp Bebunni Birthday Blossom. Color (using and Spectrum Noir markers IG1, IG2, PP1, PP2, PP5, CG3) and cut out.

Step 6: Diecut Die’sire Scallop Tag from cardstock. Adhere Bebunni image to tag.

Step 7: Embellish box with diecut borders, tag and ribbon.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Ultimate Tool is Worldwide!

Did you know that our versatile Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool is available worldwide? It's used for so much more than hobby crafting as well - we're seeing it in schools and for all sorts of other educational purposes.


Check out our partners in Slovenia, Rayher Hobby Art, promoting it and teaching how to use it at a teacher's symposium!


Here's what they shared with us, "Last week we were hosts in a symposium for kindergarten teachers and principals. This symposium is every two years, but for the first time one company was part of their educational program – of course our company. On that symposium there are always around 500-600 teachers are principals – our very focus costumers. We have presented the Ultimate Tool!

Our education part was of course creative, workshops were in “speed crafting” style and teachers were very enthusiastic about them."


Want to learn more about the Ultimate Tool? Watch the three and a half minute video above!

See the entire Ultimate Tool range on our website here:



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Friday, April 3, 2015

Tutorial: Carrot Favor Treat Container


Lori has made a fantastic Carrot Favor Treat Container, and we thought we'd share it today in case you needed to make a few last-minute Easter treats!

These would be perfect for any event in springtime though - luncheons, baby or bridal showers, and birthday parties too!

 Crafter's Companion US supplies:

Directions:

Step 1: Emboss a piece of orange cardstock with the Petite Dots embossing folder.


Step 2: Die-cut scalloped circle from the embossed orange cardstock, using the largest scalloped circle die in the set.


Step 3: Gently curve the scalloped circle to form a cone. Apply liquid adhesive to one edge and hold in place for about a minute, making sure the edges stick together.


Step 4: Add a strip of double sided tape to the inside of cone. This will secure the cello treat bag in place.


Step 5: Add candy to clear cello treat bag and tie closed with green ribbon.


Step 6: Place inside treat container, making sure it sticks to double-sided tape.


Step 7: Create a fun embellished tag and tie on with green twine.

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